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11:58 am
Sat June 19, 2010

Air Force Spill

New Mexico – Air Force officials say they have delivered two plans to the New Mexico Environment Department proposals to clean up a spill that has left a foot of jet fuel on an underground reservoir in Albuquerque.

The plans had been due next Tuesday. A third plan is due July 7.

The spill, detected in 1999, started at a 1950s-era fuel loading depot. Officials believe millions of gallons have seeped into the ground.

The proposals outline actions the Air Force wants to take to clean up the fuel plume quickly. The Environment Department has final authority.

Air Force officials say they are committed to meeting frequently with the NMED to correct the problem.

An Environment Department spokeswoman didn't return messages seeking comment.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.